Race for Life
5 August 2010
On 25 July a team of eight women from the Department of Primary Care and Public Health participated in a Cancer Research UK Race for Life five kilometre run. Sherry Morris, Unit Administrator for the Dr Foster Unit reports.
“Since learning that a dear colleague of ours from Dr Foster Intelligence was diagnosed with ovarian cancer, staff at the Dr Foster Unit wanted to show our support and, joined by colleagues in the wider Department of Primary Care and Public Health, took part in a Cancer Research UK run.
We decided to run in fancy dress and on Saturday 25 July a fairy, a school girl, an alligator, a Dalmatian, a pirate, a cave woman, a she-devil and a cowgirl turned up in Finsbury Park. Our costumes attracted a lot of attention and Heart FM posted several pictures of us on their site. We had perfect race weather—cool and a bit overcast–and by the end of the race the sun was shining on all the winners. For several of us this was our first charity race and we enjoyed it so much we are considering making this a yearly event. While it was great to receive a medal for our efforts, the real reward is knowing that we’re helping others survive cancer. Our colleagues, family and friends have been fantastic in supporting us and so far we’ve raised over £1700.”
Team members (pictured right) were: (from the Dr Foster Unit) Anna Renz (alligator), Carmen Tsang (cavewoman), Min Hua Jen (fairy), Roxana Alexandrescu (pirate) and Sherry Morris (cowgirl). From PCPH: Alex Williams (schoolgirl), Monique Dingli (she-devil) and Laura Garcia-Alvarez (Dalmatian) participated.